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Veendam Cabins

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
785 reviews
18 Awards
Editor Rating
Very Good
Becky Beall
Cruise Critic Contributor

Each stateroom has ample storage, including drawers and closets with adjustable shelving. You'll also find plenty of hangers so no need to lug them from home. Rooms have two single beds --the super comfy signature Mariner's Dream bed with plush Euro-Top mattress -- which can be pushed together into a queen-size bed.

All cabins features a love seat with a table and chair, desk/vanity and two nightstands (suites have similar furniture with a slightly larger desk). Room amenities include a safe, lighted makeup mirror, hair dryer, telephone (for room-to-room, guest service and cabin attendant calls), two bathrobes interactive flat-screen televisions with limited programming (most rooms) and a DVD player. You can check your shipboard account from the TV and view port excursion options and a few other ship activities. There are a handful of news channels and a movie channel, but you can also borrow DVDs from a selection available at the front desk.

Plan to bring a power strip (without a surge protector as these are prohibited) due to a lack of outlets in the rooms, beyond one U.S. and one European outlet, except in suites, which have two of each.

Bathrooms in most categories are only large enough for one person at a time and offer tub/shower combinations (with a few exceptions) but include nice massage showerheads. Bathroom shelves offer limited counter space; there is some additional storage underneath the sink. Holland America provides bar soap for hand and face washing, along with dispensers in the shower filled with shampoo and body wash.

Veendam has 17 accessible cabins onboard ranging from standard staterooms to suites. Additionally, 49 cabins in varying categories are adjoining, making it easier for families to stay together.

Interior: Veendam's 138 inside cabins measure 182 square feet; rooms that sleep up to four passengers will either have a sleeper sofa or pull-down bed.

Oceanview: Ocean-view cabins are the same as interior rooms, but with 197 square feet. Be careful in choosing within this category as views range from a porthole to a window with partial sea view or fully obstructed view. Like the interior rooms, when configured for up to four passengers, you'll also find a sleeper sofa or pull-down bed in your cabin.

Spa: The 244-square-foot Verandah Spa cabins offer floor-to-ceiling windows with private verandas. These cabins offer the same furniture and amenities as the aforementioned cabins. Note: These 12 veranda cabins coupled with three designated inside cabins form a collective grouping of spa cabins with a lighter decor and a few bonus amenities, including priority spa bookings on embarkation day, turn-down gifts, enhanced , yoga mats and special breakfast choices.

Lanai: Located exclusively on Deck 6, these 38 cabins are 197 square feet and feature a floor-to-ceiling window (one-way views) with a sliding glass door that leads out onto the public Promenade Deck where two deck chairs are assigned to each cabin. While the one-way glass offers some level of room privacy, your deck space will not belong to you alone, as there will be folks walking by.

Suites: Veendam offers several suite categories, all with balconies well-furnished with wicker loungers and chairs, padded cushions and tables. The two higher suite levels (Neptune and Pinnacle) come with extra benefits, including access to the Neptune Lounge, as well as complimentary laundry service, exclusive parties, priority tendering and more.

Vista Suites: These expansive rooms, also referred to as veranda suites, measure 238 square feet with a 54-square-foot balcony. Vista suites located at the back of the ship have extra-large balconies that overlook the ship's wake.

Neptune Suites: Measuring 376 square feet with 180-square-foot balconies, the 28 Neptune suites are extra roomy with a king-size bed and a large sitting area that includes two chairs and a sofa bed that sleeps two. Other room amenities include extra drawer space, a dressing room separate from the bathroom, a bar and fridge, fresh fruit daily, floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony that holds two lounge chairs and an outdoor dining table with four chairs.

Along with private concierge services, these suites also come with exclusive use of the Neptune Lounge for cocktail parties and relaxing with other passengers of the same accommodation category.

Pinnacle Suite: There is only one penthouse suite onboard Veendam and it is a beauty. It features 1,273 square feet that is inclusive of a bedroom with a king-sized bed, a living room with a sofa bed, a dining room that seats eight, a separate kitchen, a master bath with an oversized whirlpool tub separate from the shower, a powder room, walk-in closet and a desk.

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